UPMC Partners with Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office to Save Lives

UPMC donated $22,000 to the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office to support the purchase of 20 automated external defibrillators (AEDs)— portable devices that deliver an electric shock to the heart during cardiac arrest or an irregular heartbeat, re-establishing a normal rhythm. The devices are stationed in Sheriff’s Office patrol cars and in “go bags” located in county buildings. The goal of UPMC’s partnership with the Sheriff’s Office is to increase accessibility to AED devices—ultimately increasing survival chances for cardiac arrest victims across the region.

Read the full UPMC article and watch the press conference via CBS for more information on the lifesaving measure.